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Monday, August 22, 2005

Illinois County Considers Extending Whistleblower Laws to Cover Non-Government Employees

McHenry County is considering becoming the second county in the state of Illinois to adopt a law to protect anyone with knowledge of scams involving government, according to a story in the August 19 edition of The Chicago Tribune.

The state legislature amended the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act in 1995 to allow local governments to adopt the law as part of their local ordinances. But since then, only a handful of municipalities, school districts and other taxing bodies have passed the law. The pace has picked up over the last two years, with Cook County and the City of Chicago passing versions of the law. But some watchdogs wish more local governments would follow suit.

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Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 08/22 at 06:09 AM
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